Re: Fosamax or Alendronate?
Have you tried diet and exercise? There are some leafy greens that are very high in calcium, for example. And unlike dairy (animal) products they don't cause your body to excrete calcium. Animal products will put your body pH on the acid side, rather than alkaline. As a result, calcium will be used as a nutralizer and thus be excreeted from the body.
The book, "The pH Miracle" may be helpful in this regard. If you keep your body alkaline, eat lots of dark leafy greens and exercise regularly, that may be more helpful than taking drugs or supplements.
Perhaps your body can no longer regulate calcium, or maybe it can. When things are working correctly, your body should be able to conserve calcium. But you won't know if you don't try eating the right diet for your condition.
As far as I know, medical doctors are not trained to do anything other than prescribe drugs, isn't that right? Anything else takes time and they don't get paid enough to spend a lot of time with anyone.
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